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Course Design and Development—Instructional Systems Development by Cat Sharpe

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Course Description

Putting a course description together is like doing a crossword puzzle: Some parts are easy to fill in; some are difficult; and later information may invalidate earlier choices. The final course description should tell you:

WHY the course is needed and should include the course objectives; the expected benefits—for the organization, learners and their supervisors, colleagues, and for organizational clients or customs; and the estimated dollar value of these benefits.

WHO is involved (job titles, number of people) in the course's analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. The who should include:

  • who is to receive training

  • prerequisites or entry requirements, if any

  • availability of learners for training

  • whether ...

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